As a teenager I began to discover classical drawing, and improved my techniques and abilities, somewhat surprisingly achieving high grades in academical Art classes (of which were far from encouraging classical approaches). I left school and stopped drawing in pursuit of a paying career, but after health issues and an unsuccessful operation left my career plans in ruins I began to draw again. And as a result of the recent loss of my Grandfather (who encouraged the development of my art, along with my Grandmother who still does) I decided I would attempt to make a career of it.
I don’t believe my skills are on a professional level quite yet, but with the help of courses like this, I believe I can make it, and achieve a career I am proud and passionate about.
I hope to gain the knowledge I need to achieve my fullest potential, and be the best artist I can be. I have always admired the old masters. And believe true Fine Art is a tradition, passed down through generations, each contributing and building upon the last, and shared with anyone willing to learn those time tested methods.